10 Beauty Experts On Their Favourite Everyday Lipstick
10 Beauty Experts On Their Favourite Everyday Lipstick

10 Beauty Experts On Their Favourite Everyday Lipstick

There’s a flattering, neutral lipstick for everyone out there somewhere, but finding it can be hard. To narrow the search, we asked some of our favourite beauty insiders for their go-tos.
By Rebecca Hull
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Photography: BEAUTY PIE

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Rouge Velvet The Lipstick In Caramelody, £9.99 | Bourjois

Rated By: Adeola Gboyega, Make-Up Artist & SL Beauty Contributor 

Why She Loves It: “This shade is a beautiful caramel brown that flatters all skin tones. Though the formula is matte, it’s also moisturising. It never dries the skin out, so you get a really vivid colour that wears beautifully.”

Available at Superdrug.com

Natural Lip Perfector In Candy Shimmer, £20.50 | Clarins

Rated By: Sophie Tilley, Make-Up Artist

Why She Loves It: “Doubling up as a lip treatment and a sheer tint of colour, I love Clarins’s Lip Perfectors. You can wear them alone or layer them on top of a lipstick. I’ll often apply some lip liner, then layer one of these on top as the shea butter and vitamin F keep my lips soft and smooth. My favourite shade is 01 – Rose Shimmer.”

Available at JohnLewis.com

Matte Revolution Lipstick In Pillow Talk, £27 | Charlotte Tilbury

Rated By: Rafeeka Khan, Skincare & Beauty Expert 

Why She Loves It: “I am a sucker for a nude lip, but it can be difficult to find ones with the right undertones to match my complexion. This one from Charlotte Tilbury is the best – it suits everyone and is an iconic shade for a reason. I love to pair it with the Intense Lip Liner – both of them last for hours.” 

Available at CharlotteTilbury.com


Futurelipstick Matte In Sweet Life, £20 | Beauty Pie

Rated By: Alex Reader, Make-Up Artist

Why She Loves It: “This is what I call the perfect ‘throw on’ nude. It’s a must-have in your make-up bag. Despite its matte, velvety finish, it’s extremely hydrating and the colour payoff is instant – you only need one swipe. I am yet to find a skin tone this doesn’t suit.”

Available at BeautyPie.com

Lip Serum Balm In Nude, £18 | Ruby Hammer

Rated By: Ruby Hammer MBE, Make-Up Artist

Why She Loves It: “Ever since I launched my Lip Balm Serums, the ‘Nude’ shade has become my go-to. It’s comforting, hydrating and the sheer texture means you can build it up in layers. It’s so easy to use and always gets compliments.”

Available at RubyHammer.com

Poutsicle Hydrating Lip Stain In Mai Type, £17 | Fenty Beauty

Rated By: Levi-Jade Taylor, Make-Up Artist 

Why She Loves It: “Lip stains and tints are my go-to formulas because they don’t budge – this one from Fenty is by far one of the best daytime/neutral shades out there. It’s also hydrating, comfortable to wear and chic. It has a sheer quality to it that I love, so the lips never look dry or cakey.” 

Available at Boots.com


Matte Revolution Lipstick In Walk Of No Shame, £27 | Charlotte Tilbury

Rated By: Kelly Dawn, Make-Up Artist

Why She Loves It: “It flatters every skin tone – whether it’s pressed on as a light stain or applied direct from the bullet for more impact. On lighter skin tones, press it on to create a natural ‘bitten’ effect or apply properly for a more vampy finish. On darker skin tones, it comes off as a prettier, soft pink. It’s a staple in my kit.” 

Available at CharlotteTilbury.com

L'Absolu Rouge Cream Lipstick In Mademoiselle Amanda, £27 | Lancôme

Rated By: Ashley Dayes, Make-Up Artist

Why She Loves It: “I love this soft, subtle shade. It gives lips a healthy flush of colour, and although it’s sheer, it still has impact. A great everyday option, simply layer it up for further intensity in the evening.”

Available at Boots.com


Rouge Coco Flash Lipstick In Boy, £35 | Chanel

Rated By: Frankie Neal, Make-Up Artist

Why She Loves It: “This is such a flattering daytime colour. The sheer finish works for everyone and the brown undertones will warm up your complexion. It’s great on its own, over a lip liner or even worn on top of another colour.” 

Available at Boots.com

Pump Plump Lip Plumping Lip Gloss In Honey Dew, £14 (was £20) | Ciaté London

Rated By: Mira Parmar, Make-Up Artist

Why She Loves It: “Despite this being a gloss, it’s not sticky at all. It plumps up the lips, and the colour is flattering on all skin tones. It also enhances any lipstick when applied on top. A must-try.”

Available at CiateLondon.com

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